Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney equaled the goal scoring record of former Red Devils striker of 249 goals as he scored in his side’s 4-0 win over Reading at Old Trafford in the third round of the FA Cup.
After being made the scapegoat for the club’s failures at the start of the season, Rooney has silenced his critics and has begun to deliver at the top level. Despite not being a regular starter for Jose Mourinho, the Englishman has managed to impress in the chances given to him in the cup fixtures.
Here’s how social media reacted to Rooney’s 249th goal for Manchester United:
— United Report (@ManUtdReport_) January 7, 2017
Wayne Rooney has now scored 249 competitive goals for Man United; equalling Sir Bobby Charlton’s all-time club record. pic.twitter.com/jjJ6GzcxkU
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 7, 2017
Wayne Rooney joins Sir Bobby Charlton as Manchester United’s all-time leading scorer 🙌🏼 pic.twitter.com/6o5bfpl7zo
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) January 7, 2017
Congratulations to Wayne Rooney for becoming Manchester United’s all-time joint top scorer. You can’t take that away from him. 249 goals.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) January 7, 2017
No matter what you might say about him, Wayne Rooney will now go down in history as one of the greatest ever. Congratulations Wazza! #MUFC
— Aditya B (@The40Yarder) January 7, 2017
#mufc fans singing I Saw my Mate the other day He Said to me he saw the white Pele So I asked Who is he?He goes by the name of Wayne Rooney
— محمد هشام مُحرم (@mohammedmoharam) January 7, 2017
Wayne Rooney doing today what he didn’t manage at school. He’s mastered Reading.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) January 7, 2017
— Full Time DEVILS (@FullTimeDEVILS) January 7, 2017
#mufc all-time top goalscorers:
Wayne Rooney 
Sir Bobby Charlton 
Denis Law 
Jack Rowley 
— ㅤ (@TheUtdReview) January 7, 2017
This was Rooney’s sixth goal in all competitions this season, and by far, his most special one of the lot.
Just imagine a young Wayne Rooney in this side
— Jamie (@HearYanitedSing) January 7, 2017
Wayne Rooney became Manchester United’s joint all-time leading scorer this afternoon
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) January 7, 2017
WOW WOW WOW!!! Its Wayne Rooney’s yet again…. Congratulations on reaching a milestone..
— Yemy Pearl (@yemy_pearl) January 7, 2017
Don’t know why he gets the criticism, Wayne Rooney is pure class.
— Rob ‘MDK’ Hayward (@robMDK) January 7, 2017
@ManUtd WAYNE ROONEY IS A GOD
— genius nochang (@mxnchesterutd) January 7, 2017
Lol when Rooney breaks the record & then 5 minutes later finally scores that chip he’s been attempting since 2007.
— United Religion (@Unitedology) January 7, 2017
Record-breaking Rooney is back! pic.twitter.com/QlDOo8QDbO
— JOE.co.uk (@JOE_co_uk) January 7, 2017
ROONEY DESERVES A STATUE MAN. NAME THE STRETFORD END AFTER HIM. NAME THE ENTIRE STADIUM “WAYNE ROONEY ARENA”. BIGGEST LEGEND IN HISTORY
— _ (@DeGeaed) January 7, 2017